Thanks much, 142, rob and EdC
Bronson - my wife has a tight network of her fellow nurses, she has constant parties, gatherings, night out with the girls, going to the casino with the girls, camping with the girls, etc. etc. definitely not an issue. that doesn't count the endless shopping trips with our daughter, or her friends.
I dont really require any physical help from my wife, I tend to myself. As she is working full time, and I am not presently, I make her life easier by doing all the housework, laundry, most of the cooking, running errands, etc. etc, so that when she isn't working, she doesnt have the normal daily burdens to do on her time off. I figure that is fair.
Her frustration is that she knows there isnt much if anything she can do to directly help me when I am having the pain periods and when solutions don't work out. She's dealing with sick and dying people everyday in her work, and she is use to having long term loved patients dying on her, just the cycle of life at work.
She asked me tonight not to get my next PSA test (2nd post salvage radiation) until after our anniversery on April the 6th. Dumb me didn't get it ,so I had to ask, if it is bad news, she just doesnt want to know. Fair enough, I said, so it will be scheduled more like mid April, its not like I am all excited to know either, it will be what it will be regardless.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days